Lincoln’s Symphony family concert: free tickets for immigrant and refugee families

Posted on: February 1, 2017

“Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra will give away tickets to any immigrant or refugee family for its family concert at 2 p.m. Feb. 5 at O’Donnell Auditorium” in Lincoln, Nebraska, writes Jeff Korbelik in Monday’s (1/30) Lincoln Journal Star. “ ‘We call ourselves Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra with an apostrophe ‘s’ because our goal is to belong to our community,’ said LSO music director Edward Polochick. ‘This is just one small way in which we can offer welcome and support to new members of our Lincoln community. Regardless of upbringing, faith, language, or country of origin, we believe that music can speak to the deepest parts of the human experience.’ … Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra received a Challenge America grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for its family concert. The Challenge America category supports primarily small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations—those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. LSO has partnered with Family Literacy, a program through Lincoln Public Schools, to make live classical music accessible for the immigrant and refugee community in Lincoln.”

Posted February 1, 2017

Pictured: The Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Edward Polochick